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Silas Haslam

Silas Haslam

Washington, DC, US

 
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About 

My professional path in design and architecture has involved working across many scales: light fabrication as a furniture craftsman, small retail design projects, as well as multifaceted, large-scale healthcare and academic work. Until recently, I was engaged in full-time on-site construction administration at the 440,000 sf University of Virginia Hospital Expansion and am currently coordinating CA efforts for George Mason University's upcoming 219,000 sf Horizon Hall mixed-use academic building. I also explore the adoption of VR, AR, and iOs mobile technologies into regular construction administration and client review workflows as a Perkins&Will Washington DC Design Technology Leader.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Perkins and Will, Washington, DC, US, Designer III

UVA University Hospital Expansion + Renovation
- P&W DC office support until assuming full-time onsite construction administration role (09.2017 - 01.2020): With senior project management, communicated design intent across all scales of construction for 430,000 sf new hospital expansion including emergency department, interventional procedure rooms, and ICU bed tower as well as 90,000 sf of existing hospital renovation.
GMU Horizon Hall Classroom and Admin Building + Harris Theater Renovation - Full-time construction administration suport of 219,000 sf new mixed-use, I-B construction. With Owner and Contractor performed regular onsite reviews of construction activities, cost reviews and approvals, and ensured ontime project turnover during labor and material procurement/construction challenges resulting from the pandemic.
Virginia Hospital Center Masterplan
- Coordinated documentation, participated in client visioning sessions, and proposed design and space planning options for of Virginia Hospital Center proposed masterplan
- As a P&W DC office Digital Technology Leader, implemented VR/AR strategies otherwise used during design process including VR reviews of Navisworks BIM model during construction and use of QR codes with 360-degree renderings for broad review on mobile devices.

Apr 2015 - current
 

EYP Architecture & Engineering, Raleigh, NC, US, Architectural Intern

Support healthcare architecture projects. Utilize Revit 2012-15 and AutoCAD 2013 to coordinate construction drawings as well as SketchUp modeling and Adobe Creative Suite software to produce design presentations. Perform CA duties including documentation coordination, site visits, as well as coordinate meetings with consultants, construction management, and clients.

Sep 2013 - Apr 2015
 

McCall Design Group, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Support retail-oriented projects with major brands including Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, and rising brands including Philz Coffee. Produce C.D.’s and revisions, D.D.’s using AutoCAD 2010, conduct code checks, perform site visits, coordinate with contractors, and assist with client presentations using 3D modeling, rendering, and Adobe CS6 software.

Feb 2013 - Sep 2013
 

European Techniques, Prescott, AZ, US, Project Manager

Manage millwork projects for new institutional construction and renovations.
Use AutoCAD 2007 to produce construction drawings for millwork designs.
Generate change orders, RFI’s, and coordinate various inter-business
communications. Travel to work locations and gather accurate measurements
of framing, utilities, and other site conditions.

Nov 2012 - Feb 2013
 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Fabrication Facilities Teaching Assistant

-Teach students how to use various shop tools, including bandsaws, tablesaws, handtools, and digital fabrication technologies.
-Explore new uses in digital fabrication techniques including machine hacking and toolpath script manipulation.

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

University of Virginia Office of the Architect, Charlottesville, VA, US, Historic Preservation Intern

-Documented the University’s late-Modernist (1950-1979) buildings’ conditions and significance for the Office of the Architect’s Historic Preservation Framework Plan publication.
-Organized and performed an intensive field survey of the Academical Lawn’s East Lawn Garage for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

Jun 2011 - May 2012
 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Teaching Assistant

-Teach students how to use various shop tools, including bandsaws, tablesaws, handtools, and digital fabrication technologies.
-Drawing Class Teaching Assistant- Assisted with creating lesson plans and provided undergraduate and graduate architecture students drawing fundamentals, precedents, and critiques.
-Architecture Fundamentals Senior Teaching Assistant- Oversaw and coordinated with two undergraduate TA's two separate discussion sections.

Aug 2009 - May 2011
 

Mckinnon and Harris, Richmond, VA, US, Craftsman

-Finished high-end aluminum furniture while placing a strong emphasis on handcraftsmanship.
-Became familiar with all stages of the production process.
-Involved in company’s bulk recycling program, researching vendors and waste management options.

Nov 2007 - May 2009
 

Education 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, MArch, School of Architecture

Digital Skills Learned:
Modeling: Rhinocerous, SketchUp, AutoCAD,Revit (currently learning), MasterCAM, Grasshopper...
Rendering: Maxwell, V-Ray, Microstation...
BIM: SketchUp plug-ins: Open Studio & IES, Ecotect, Bentley TAS Ambiens...
GIS: ArcGIS, Google Earth
Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro...
Microsoft: Word, Excel, Powerpoint...

Digital Fabrication Skills Learned:
Laser cutting, 3-D routing, 3-D printing.

Urban theory and programming
Landscape architecture and theory
Urbanism and phenomena
...everything else...

Jun 2009 - May 2012
 

University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Hand Fabrication
-Proficient with light fabrication and shop tools including but not limited to bandsaws, grinders, light MIG and TIG welding, drum rollers, and handfiles.
-Light carpentry

Art Media
-Installation art, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, printmaking.

Aug 1998 - Dec 2006
 

Awards 

First Prize: Perkins+Will DLC Design Competition - Second City's Second Coast, 1st Place

October 2015
Grid | River | Landmark
with Yanwen Xiao

2015
 

Best Urban Design- Belmont Bridge Competition, Honorable Mention

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills